Spotted Lanternfly Conference in Massachusetts

UMass Extension’s  Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference
February 7, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first detected in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014. This non-native, invasive insect has since had a large impact on agricultural and ornamental crops and the quality of life of many Pennsylvania residents. While this insect is associated with the invasive tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), it has been reported from 70+ species of host plants, including apple, plum, peach, grape, and many native and ornamental trees and shrubs. This insect is unfortunately on the move, having been detected in additional states including Delaware, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland.

This conference will provide the latest research and information about the identification, life cycle, impact, monitoring, and Integrated Pest Management options that are known for this insect. Landscapers, arborists, tree wardens, foresters, nursery operators, lawn care professionals, grounds managers, and tree fruit and small fruit growers are encouraged to attend. Join UMass Extension in learning more about the spotted lanternfly!

Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $70 (a reduced rate thanks to funding support from a grant received from the MA Department of Agricultural Resources).

Credits: Six Pesticide contact hours for categories 25, 27, 29, 35, 36, 48 and Applicators License
Association Credits: ISA, MCA, MCLP, and MCH credits requested.

To register online or to print out a registration form and pay by check, go to the Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events page.

For more information, contact the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program at 413.545.0895 or